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Prak Sokhonn meets with team of freshly appointed representatives from the UN

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UN Resident Coordinator Pauline Tamesis (left) presents joint credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn on Monday. MinistRY of Foreign Affairs ANd International Cooperation

Prak Sokhonn meets with team of freshly appointed representatives from the UN

UN resident Coordinator Pauline Tamesis led newly appointed UN Development Project (UNDP) resident representative Nick Beresford, Unesco representative Sardar Umar and Unicef representative Cristian Munduate as they presented their credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Monday.

“By presenting joint credentials from the three representatives, it clearly shows commitment and collaboration among UN agencies in Cambodia to give advice on policies which are consistent, effective and efficient, as well as the collection of skills and specialities to help the government with implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals [UN SDGs].

“The UN agency representatives reaffirmed their commitment to the government and people of Cambodia by providing innovative solutions to achieve [UN SDGs] by 2030,” Tamesis said.

She also used the occasion to inform Sokhonn of the continued reforms of the UN’s ongoing development system, aimed at strengthening capacity and its coordination system, enabling better support to achieve 2030 sustainable development agenda, the UN said on Monday.

The UN representatives also discussed the preparations for this year’s dialogue between the UN Country Team and Prime Minister Hun Sen, with the proposed topics including social protection, data for development and voluntary national review.

The 2030 Agenda requires bold changes to the UN Development System for the emergence of a new generation of country teams, centred on a strategic UN Development Assistance Framework led by an impartial, independent and empowered UN Resident Coordinator, the UN press release said.


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